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    Default Amicalola Falls - Do they dry up?

    Anyone know if the falls dry up late in the summer like Yosemite?

    I know they don't run off snow melt being in North GA, but I'm hiking a section in early September and debating whether or not I want to hike from AF or just start at Springer. If the falls are basically non-existent it may be somewhat anti-climatic to bother hiking them.

    Also, if any of you have experiece with Hiker Hostel do you know what time I could expect to be shuttled to the trailhead the morning after my stay?

    Disclaimer: This is not a trick designed to stir up a debate about whether or not the approach trail should be included in an AT hike. In fact, I don't really want anyone's opinion regarding that topic. Just need to know if the falls are falling or trickling.

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    Never heard about them drying up, even in the worst droughts. They're pretty impressive, even at low flows.

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    I have never see it dry though it does become somewhat of a trickle and not nearly as impressive during dry spells.

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    Wife and I were at Approach Trail/Springer area for a long weekend trip a couple of weeks ago and she was flowing heavy! Beautiful place to see and hike from reguardless of the time of yr.
    Another time I hiked the stairs on January 1 and it was pouring down rain---and the falls were wild and beautiful.
    One of my favorite places!

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    Streams in the eastern mountains rarely dry up completely. I've never seen the Amicalola River dry and I've been going there since I was a child.
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    We were there last year in August (and just about six weeks ago) and they weren't dry.

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    Default Amicalola Falls - Do they dry up?

    Hiker hostel is amazing, they dropped me off this year around 8 to 8:30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulebrother View Post
    Hiker hostel is amazing, they dropped me off this year around 8 to 8:30
    oops! I think maybe you were aiming at this thread: http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...ghlight=hostel

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    I'm only 30 but in my entire lifetime living in the area, I've never known them to dry up. Get low? Sure. Unless the rest of the summer is a complete bust for rain, I wouldn't anticipate low levels this September. The last I checked, everything in the area is running at or above full pool/high water level.

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